A picnic today! We picked up wonderful Greek food in Deland, and found this lovely park and covered shelter just a block away.
And oh my goodness, it’s across the street from our newest favorite place: Buttercup Bakery!
And best of all, Marion met us there following her morning farmer’s market just up the road!
We have passed it countless times since we’ve been parked at Salt Springs. Finally stopped to take its picture, and spent a little time this evening researching it.
Learned several things. First, it’s located in the community of Volusia….which is the second-oldest European settlement in Florida, after nearby St Augustine!
Second, this tree is a southern live oak, as are probably all the live oaks around here….but this one is pictured first on the Wikipedia page for its scientific name: Quercus virginiana!
We’ve been blowing through this little burg without a clue about its place in history!